Radiohead vs. The Hollies

All of these years I assumed the mysterious, melancholic verse of Radiohead’s “Creep” was a signature sound. The haunting progression was lifted straight off the 1974 Hollies hit The Air That I BreathePablo Honey‘s linear notes credit the original songwriters.

The Hollies - "The Air That I Breathe" (1974)

Radiohead - "Creep" (1992)

Radiohead - "Creep (ending)" (1992)

Update: Radiohead vs. The Hollies vs. Reamonn